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Suggestions for Further Reading

Suggestions for Further Reading

Suggestions for Further Reading

Suggestions for Further Reading

Suggestions for Further Reading

Suggestions for Further Reading

Daniélou, Alain. Kenneth F. Hurry, trans. A Brief History of India. Rochester, VT: Inner Traditions, 2003.

Defoe, Daniel. Robinson Crusoe. New York: Modern Library, 2001.

Keay, John. India: A History. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2000.

Martel, Yann. The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios. Toronto: Knopf Canada, 1993.

———. Self. Toronto: Knopf Canada, 1996.

———. We Ate the Children Last. Edinburgh: Canongate Books, 2004.

Noss, David S. A History of the World’s Religions. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2002.

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Overview: The Question

by MitziDadford, May 29, 2013

Pi, who is named for an irrational idea that is used to pose and solve scientific whims, presents two parallel stories--he describes as one's perception of the world--to explain his survival on the Pacific for a remarkable 227 days. This is itself a momentous reflection of one's theological beliefs. This novel promises to make one believe in God, and it does. The animal story, with its far-fetched aspects, is much more difficult for the investigators to believe than the human story, as Pi says clearly annoyed, they want a story they already ... Read more

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Essay Topics

by jas777g, June 04, 2013

Truth vs. Fact
Will to survive
Religion
Anthropomorphism
Zoology

Not a fable

by 58655hey, August 25, 2013

Actually the author (Yann Martel) said it's a true story... Not a fable.

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